Foreign Policy

Joe Biden and Ukraine Explained

It is now becoming increasingly clear that President Donald Trump threatened Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky with the loss of military aid unless Ukraine pursued...

PODCAST: Danielle Pletka on Trump’s Syria Withdrawal and Mattis’ Resignation

Roughly Explained Editor Taylor Griffin talks with Foreign policy expert Danielle Pletka about the implications of President Trump's surprise decision to pull U.S. troops out of...

Will Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Upend the U.S.-Saudi Alliance?

The disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is an inflection point in the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Mounting evidence that the Saudi government, and...

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Did NASA Find Evidence of Life on Mars in 1976?

A NASA experiment suggested life on Mars in 1976. However, the failure of other instruments to detect organic material and possible non-biological explanations for...

Joe Biden and Ukraine Explained

It is now becoming increasingly clear that President Donald Trump threatened Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky with the loss of military aid unless Ukraine pursued...

Is a Recession Coming? (with Neil Irwin)

Signs of Recession? The U.S. economy is entering the longest expansion in history. But, how long can it last? The economic turmoil and relentless uncertainty...

Unintended Consequences: How Tariffs Explain Lagging Business Investment

Despite a tax cut that strongly incentivized business investment, recent economic data suggests companies are not spending significantly more on new equipment. Fear of...

What to Make of Mueller’s Testimony

Robert Mueller arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday in the uniform that has been a trademark throughout his career - dark suit, white shirt, blue...